September 28, 2016
Here is one for you model 70 guys. I don't know if the starting price is realistic or a wish. It sure looks like the real deal to me....
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September 28, 2016
November 5, 2014
Sorry I missed this fun, as the gun now appears to have been sold. I was working today so just picked up this thread...
NO... I did not jump in and buy it, but if it's legit that was a danged good price. I'd've enjoyed getting a hands-on look at it...
Basically, the S/N range is OK and the rifle looks correct. I have only one of these and I believe it legit. The S/N is 336998. The tall Win 22K is correct for a LC FWT of 1955.
IMHO the biggest question (that we will not likely resolve here) is the caliber designation stamp. There are two commonly encountered stamps... One is marked "358 WIN.-" the other is marked "358 WIN.-" where the "5" is slightly smaller than the "3" and "8"... I don't know how to replicate this - change point - on the website, sorry...
This gun has the smaller "5" as far as I can tell. In some circles, that is taken as a sign the barrel is rebored and fake. My own opinion having handled several of these, seen several more on-line, etc. is that there were two stamps and the one on this gun is one of those two. Others will surely disagree...
Anybody have an answer to this??? I'd say I see nothing wrong with the gun... The accoutrement OTOH...
WACA 9519; Studying Pre-64 Model 70 Winchesters
April 10, 2015
I was watching this gun also. When they don't sell fast enough I always figure someone (probably from this group) has spotted something wrong. That goes both ways, I have seen a 1895 sell quickly with, a well done, "405" hand engraved on the barrel that sold for 5 or 6K. I figure better to see one go instead of learning a $4,000 lesson.
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